46. Rudnitchar 1

Departed Varna, Bulgaria 1-Aug-1939, arrived 18-Aug-1939

ex- Aghios Nicolaos, ex- Demosthenes, ex- Serla, ex- Siri, built 1872, 269 gross tons, iron steamer

305 passengers

Organized by Betar (Konfino)

Bulgarian vessel with 305 people mostly from Czechoslovakia secretly landed in 5 rowboats. They were put in the boats several miles from shore, with lifebelts and packed so tightly they could not all sit, bailing constantly. Rescued by police boats, without their luggage.

Photograph source: Haganah Archives

Name Rudnitchar
Voyage Number 1
Flag Bulgaria
Gross tons / Year Built 269/1872
Sailing Date 1-Aug-39
Country of departure Bulgaria
Arrival date in Palestine 18-Aug-39
Result of voyage undetected
Number of immigrants on board 305
Organizer of voyage Konfino

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